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state and federal funding for children, the foster care placement funding and allows us to draw down that same level of funding, but provide services for children in family settings who are at risk of going to a high level group home placement. so we're able to access more funding to provide the services that they need to maintain them in family settings. and that is an interagency partnership between human services, mental health, juvenile probation, and the school district. and then seneca connections is the private agency that actually provides the service. so it's primary -- primarily the child welfare kids and the few mental health clients who access that. and this just gives a little bit more description of who is actually eligible for the service. you need to be in at risk of
group home placement and you need a 362 status or be a.b. 3632 eligible or have a.p. we're also offering it to adoptive families to make sure the adoptions stay in place. supervisor dufty: how long is that extended for new family adoptions? i have had situations where adoptive households have had issues that cropped up several years later? >> they're still eligible for this service. supervisor dufty: ok. >> we have a couple of a.a.p. staff. they'll often make referrals on behalf of the family. supervisor dufty: we're good. >> this was mentioned earlier in the presentation. this is something that comes out of the communities of opportunity and is a coordinated case negligent approach for families in multiple systems. and specifically for families living in the public housing developments in hunters view and hunters point. so it's, again, having one plan
across multiple agencies for families and it's a community-focused family-centered program. staff are trained in these kinds of practices. i think we have about 10 families participating at this point in time. and finally i just wanted to reference again some documents that our department has submitted to the board and have been approved in the last year. the system improvement plan which the board approved in august and the reports that i mentioned earlier, the san francisco task force on residential treatment for use in foster care, which were submitted last year because those contain a lot of context of this information, a lot of detail and the strategies that we have identified across systems to address the needs of children with complex issues. supervisor dufty: and, mr. kelly, do you have a presentation as well or are we coordinated here? that's awesome, that's awesome.
i wanted to open this up to public comment to make sure any members of the public who wish to be heard, we'll allow two minutes each speaker. you're welcome to come and provide testimony. welcome, walter. we don't often get you here, we'll welcome you. >> thanks, thanks. ♪ been around the world of schools, i can't find a place ♪ ♪ i don't know where foster you're going ♪ ♪ i don't know where in the world you might go next ♪ ♪ you did too much trying ♪ didn't waste a second of time ♪ ♪ here you cry ♪ ay-ay i've ay ♪ i have been around the foster world, i can't find a place ♪ ♪ i don't know where you're going next ♪
♪ i hope you find a place ♪ all i know is you did too much trying ♪ ♪ you didn't waste anytime ♪ oh, i know better you're going to find ♪ ♪ been around the world like you can't find a school place ♪ ♪ nobody wants you all the time ♪ i know you're going to find ♪ supervisor dufty: thank you so much walter. any other members of the public wish to be heard? seeing none, we will close public comments. we will open it up to colleagues who might have questions. commissioner kim. commissioner kim: i had a couple of questions, they were just quick questions. i was wondering what it meant
on page numbers but on the system wide client profile, how do these -- how do client needs impact their life and you mentioned student recreational. i was wondering if you could be more specific about school issues meant and what does recreational mean? >> recreational really means how you use the time outside school. so whether they're using it in er activity, whether they're doing prevocational work or participating in meaningful activity or not, i guess that's -- so these are really kind of interview questions that we ask at the beginning at intake at the initial meeting with the family and with the youth themselves so we get information from them. this is really kind of putting in a rating, like a scale where it is rated in the report. so in terms of schools achievement, it talks about whether there is grade level
achievement and then really kind of school performance. school behavior really refers to how is the student functioning in the school involvement in terms of constant behavior and disruption and it's a different kind of measurement. commissioner kim: you have problems recreationally? >> i think that means that you get in trouble, like if you actually, you know, instead of go home, you may actually spend more time like four hours to get from school back home or you go out and smoke a cigarette rather than -- things like that, yeah. commissioner kim: so i'm looking at just the last slide about percentage change in clients' needs over the six months, are there more longitudinal evaluations? i mean, it's nice to see that the bar goes down a little bit, but it's not that reassuring.
>> of course. because we just assigned to do this system wide, it takes several years to retrain everybody and certificate everybody to use this tool in the way we know they are using it. after all the training -- we train about 700 providers, clinicians to use this tool. it's being used across our system and we're beginning to actually -- and we put it in a database and now we actually, we had the initial database, we're now changing to another database because we are putting a whole electronic health record. we will track it over time. commissioner kim: what is the hoped outcome? how do we measure success? >> how we measure success is that we want to see areas that need help will go down over time. so it's really a composite. so if you come in and you have 10 areas that need help. over time, we really want to see that your areas needing help go down and your areas of
strength because you also ask about strengths, what do you have going for you? do you have opportunity to access prevocational service? do you other kind of things that are going on, maybe religion, other support. so you want to see the problem areas go down and the strengths go up. so over time, what we call the actionable items should get smaller and smaller. that's what we look at. the nice thing is really, we're really emphasizing on using this as a communication, so we actually have trained some of our parents to learn about this, too, and also give feedback to us about how they experience being a user on the other end and then training our clinicians about how to administer it so they actually get the kind of answer that they could get. yeah, it's a process.
commissioner kim: i completely understand that it's a process. my question is more how do we know that what we're doing is successful? what areas are we successful in currently and are we really good at addressing depression or anger control? what do we know that we're doing well and where are we weak? >> if you look at this, it looks as there is a drop, almost biggest drop is in anger control, the second column that looks like a pretty impressive drop. i think we're doing a pretty good job there. if you look at the next entry, the depression, that's a pretty significant drop. when we're not doing very well actually is in impulse activity and hyper activity. there is no change. commissioner kim: how do we know that we're not successful in an area? >> that is a good question. when we see this we know, this is one of the few areas that we have effective treatment, which is really a referral for
psychiatric assessment when you have hyperactivity and we actually -- so that's why i talk about the multilevel importance. once this is feedback to the clinician, the clinician sits down, goes over it with the supervisor, well, how come there is no change? have you referred the child to see a psychiatrist? oh, i haven't thought about it. then you refer to a psychiatrist and then you actually change your practice. so i think this is really an ongoing process of multiple levels from the client to clinician to the supervisor and to the administrators who look at this and say, hey, system -wide this isn't good. maybe i need to do more education to let people know there is more effective treatment for this particular problem. we need to make this much more of a practice and make this a policy when you have this diagnosis, you need to make a psychiatric appointment. so that's the utility of using that data to help us.
supervisor dufty: what would you say are you most happy about over the time when you were here last and till now, what would you say is the best that's happened and given that you have got an audience of school board members as well as supervisors, is there any direction you would like to give us as policymakers as to where you really think we need to do more work in setting policy or trying to encourage more success in terms of serving the students? >> i think it's key, i went to a school board meeting two nights ago and hear about some of the new direction that the special education, the team is recommending and there is a lot of emphasis on using data to guide decision-making. i see one thing that i feel the most proud about is how we are able to actually change our system from the last time that i came in and talked to now we do have a way to actually track multiple levels, clinical
outcomes and also communication to talk about the same language. so when we're talking about this, everybody knows what we're talking about. we can actually get our heads together. we have a lot of resources in the city. we often don't coordinate all, even don't even ask what is happening from one to another, one hand to the other hand. this is really a tool to help us to communicate and then to also measure our change over time, our success over time. it's really critical. so i think that is really -- i'm really proud of this. the second thing that i'm actually really doing a lot of work on is implementing parenting training. we have a parent training institute with the support from the first five commission and agency. we're seeing that almost as an i knocklation, an immunization for parents.
it's really a whole set of schools that really we need to really teach and learn and support each other to do. and through this, we introduce two evidence-based parenting practices. if we do a good job, especially for the under 12 years old, for the younger children from birth to 12 years old, do much more universally training parenting support that would go a long way in helping our youth need and our youth problem. i think those two things would be really successful, would be really helpful, thank you. supervisor dufty: thank you. i want to open it up to any of the presenters. are there any things that you want to bring up at this point having had the presentations chief zuckerman, school board, human services, are there any other things that you want to bring to us? no, ok. great, colleagues, i see no one
on the roster, so i would like to thank our presenters. i think that this is extremely helpful for us to have a benchmark and to see where we are and i'm certainly encouraged of all of the work that is being done and certainly very excited for the school district to have this new initiative. i think we look forward to working with it and following it through this committee and through our respective roles with the city and the school district. so with that, i would like to ask our clerk to continue this item to the call of the chair in case we would need to bring it back and to share that on october 28, our next committee meeting, our agenda is going to be about student school assignment, an informational briefing that we'll have at that time. so that's what our plan is for our next meeting. so with that, colleagues, we are adjourned for today, thank you all so much.
>> hello, i'm meg, welcome to "culture wire." for this episode, the director of cultural affairs, luis, will take you on a journey through presidio has been tet. -- presidio habitat. >> welcome to "culture wire." today i'm at the presidio trust, a treasure within san francisco, because the presidio trust is really a national park in the center of an urban setting. it dates to the very founding of the city.
national park. toting me today to talk about this amazing exhibition at presidio habitat is cheryl hanes. can you tell me a little bit about the idea of the presidio habitat? >> succinctly, i have been long involved in the presidio. i was here when it was still a military base in the 1980's. i remember driving down walmart to the golden gate bridge and seeing the military guard at the gate and being utterly fascinated.
>> so presidio habitat is an exhibition where you have invited, how many artists to think about the habitat? >> we put together a list of possible participants, local, national, or international, of people who are concerned with environmental concerns, made some sort of contribution to the landscape and conversation we're having here. we said that broke -- proposal requests and we received 25 back. from that 25, we went through and chose tend to realize in the landscape. >> including this building, which is an amazing example of recycling. >> we are proud of this space. it was designed by a local
architecture team. we said, we need something that is a temporary structure, something that can be brought onto the presidio in pieces, act as an exhibition space for one year. we came up with the notion of shipping containers. it was important for us that we made this project for the place, of the place. what i mean by that is participants would also used repurchased materials. >> we will be speaking to one of the artists that you selected. what excited you about his idea? >> have many things. first of all, i am a fan of his architecture. because of that creativity, i knew that he could come up with something unique. i love the fact that he was
specifically addressing the landscape around here, and it was also about the human interaction with this place. >> what are your expectations with the people coming to presidio habitat? >> we really hope people will come with their family, dogs, and come back a number of times the works will change over the year. the feedback we are getting is you cannot do all of them on one visit. it is really better to come back and have different experiences. >> thank you. i am with mark jensen of jensen architect. he was one of the architects to be chosen to do the presidio habitat. when you heard about this project, what inspired you about that call?
>> our inspiration is a great blue heron. it was the site itself that attracted us. this is an incredibly beautiful outdoor room. we did a bit of reverse engineering once we knew we wanted to work here. which animals live here? the great blue heron jumped out at us. we walked around, and quickly, you get into another pace. you slow down, leave the city behind you. you can feel the wind and the breeze. in our increasingly frenetic, fast-paced, connected life, the chance to be of here and slow down a bit was part of the agenda. as part of the installation, it was suggested that this would be deliberately not mowed because
it would allow the sustaining of insects, plants, that would graduate -- that would gravitate to the area. >> that is right. i think you quickly notice that. >> thank you for being here. presidio habitat is an exhibition at the presidio trust. it will be in san francisco through may 2011. we hope you will come out to experience this amazing exhibition and great natural treasure. >> to learn more about the other habitats installations in the presidio, visit
captioned by the national captioning institute supervisor chu: hello, welcome to the regular meeting of the sf set francisco transportation authority plans and programs. i am joined by commissionsupervr dufty: supervisor mirkarimi: -- supervisor mirkarimi.
item number two, please. >> item #2, approval of the meeting minutes from july 13, 2010. supervisor chu: public comments? public comments are closed, seeing no one. move without objection. item number three? >> item #3, a citizens advisory committee reports. supervisor campos supervisor chu: hello. >> good morning. i have a fairly brief report. there was only one item on the agenda that is also on your agenda, the allocation of funds for five requests. an amended version of this item was approved by a vote of 5-1, as there are only six members that the special meeting.
the amended version did not approve the allocation of $80,000 of funds for back to work day referring to the funds be used for capital projects instead. there was considerable discussion on this item. the chair pro tem moved to allocate funds for free of the -- three of the projects, including bicycle safety and back to work day, as he feels that bicycle capital improvements are more important than bicycle out reach as a matter of principle and that the city builds bicycle facilities, people will come to use them. out of reach was said to be critical to use the facilities and support the goal of increasing the share of bicycle
facilities. staff pointed out that there is a majority of 1.4 $4 million included in the five-year program for the bicycle program for the facilities. explaining that as part of the mta program for bicyclist, education and outreach, engineering and enforcement, these are all enforcement -- important. civil facilities are not sufficient. you must educate and encourage their use. glenn davis asked about previous outbreak -- every to efforts and modes for bicyclist and what the sources of the data for the program are.
concerns were stated about possible conflicts with bicycles in both planes. there was one public comment from north beach, support of education and enforcement. the chair pro tem said that he had heard from other members who would support bicycle safety education and outreach but he had not heard support for a bicycle to work day and moved to support staff recommendations on bicycle safety with the exception of outstanding community work days and directing the funds for bicycle capital projects, which was the amended motion that was approved to fund all of the projects. that concludes my report. if you have any questions i will be happy to answer them.
supervisor chu: so, the only component that is different from the staff recommendation is simply approving every project in the allocation? >> correct. supervisor chu: thank you. questions from the committee? are there any members of the public that wish to speak on item number three? seeing no one, public comment is closed. >> i would like to speak. supervisor chu: go ahead. [laughter] >> as a member of the public and former bicycle program manager in the city and county of seven cisco, i would like to echo the comments board education outreach enforcement as importance. i was actually looking